Men's Basketball

Hudson Valley Men's Basketball To Host Third-Ranked Delhi

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, January 15, 2003

The Hudson Valley Community College men's basketball team will host SUNY Delhi, the #3 team in the latest NJCAA Division III poll, on Thursday, January 16. The game is schedule to tip-off at 8 p.m. The women's game between the two schools will begin at 6 p.m.

Hudson Valley (7-4) has won three straight games and will rely upon freshman forward Allan Dickson (Troy/Troy High School), who finished with 22 points and 14 rebounds in Monday's win over Adirondack Community College, to lead them against Delhi. Dickson is averaging 13.0 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game this season.

Delhi, winner of two straight NJCAA Region III championships, is currently 14-1 and recently had its 12 game win streak snapped against Cayuga Community College. The Broncos have won four straight games over Hudson Valley. The average margin of victory in those four contests is only 8.0 points per game.

In the 2001-02 academic year, Hudson Valley's athletic teams combined to win 65 percent of their contests. The college's softball team traveled to Illinois for the national championship tournament and finished second in the country, and the women's basketball team placed seventh in the nation. Hudson Valley's football team won the Northeast Football Conference, and the baseball and bowling squads each added a Mountain Valley Conference title. Additionally, three Vikings earned Region III Player-of-the-Year status and eight were honored with All-American status.